NAME: born אברם (Abram exalted father), renamed אברהם (Abraham father of a multitude)
BORN: -1812, Ur, Kasdim
DIED: -1637 (Age 175)
BROTHERS: Nahor, Haran, sons of Terah
SISTERS: Sarah, daughters of Terah
WIVES: Sarah, Hagar, Keturah
NIECES: Milcah, Yiscah
SONS: Yishmael, Isaac, Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, Shuah
|-XXXX XX XX||Genesis 11||The generations of Terah|
|-1737 XX XX||Genesis 12||YHVH said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country|
|-17XX XX XX||Genesis 13||Abram said unto Lot, Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me|
|-17XX XX XX||Genesis 14||Abram heard that his brother was taken captive|
|-17XX XX XX||Genesis 15||YHVH made a covenant with Abram|
|-1726 XX XX||Genesis 16||Hagar bare Abram a son, Yishmael|
GENESIS 11:26-32 (KJV)
26And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 27Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. 28And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur, Kasdim. 29And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Yiscah. 30But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur, Kasdim, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. 32And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
GENESIS 12 (KJV)
1Now YHVH had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 4So Abram departed, as YHVH had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Kana’an; and into the land of Kana’an they came. 6And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shekhem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Kana’ani was then in the land. 7And YHVH appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto YHVH, who appeared unto him. 8And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bet-El, and pitched his tent, having Bet-El on the west, and Ay on the east: and there he builded an altar unto YHVH, and called upon the name of YHVH. 9And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south. 10And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Mizrayim to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land. 11And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Mizrayim, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: 12Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Mizrim shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 13Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee. 14And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Mizrayim, the Mizrim beheld the woman that she was very fair. 15The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. 17And YHVH plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife. 18And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? 19Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. 20And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
GENESIS 13 (KJV)
1And Abram went up out of Mizrayim, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. 2And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 3And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bet-El, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bet-El and the Ay; 4Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of YHVH. 5And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 6And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 7And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Kana’ani and the Perizzi dwelled then in the land. 8And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. 9Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 10And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Yarden, that it was well watered every where, before YHVH destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of YHVH, like the land of Mizrayim, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11Then Lot chose him all the plain of Yarden; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 12Abram dwelled in the land of Kana’an, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. 13But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before YHVH exceedingly. 14And YHVH said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 16And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. 18Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto YHVH.
GENESIS 14 (KJV)
1And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedarlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; 2That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 3All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 4Twelve years they served Kedarlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5And in the fourteenth year came Kedarlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashterot Qarnayim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Qiryat Ayim, 6And the Hori in their mount Seir, unto Eyl Paran, which is by the wilderness. 7And they returned, and came to Eyn Mishpat, which is Qadesh, and smote all the country of the Amaleqi, and also the Amori, that dwelt in Hatzetzon Tamar. 8And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; 9With Kedarlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five. 10And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain. 11And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. 12And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. 13And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amori, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram. 14And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. 15And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damaseq. 16And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. 17And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Kedarlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale. 18And Melchi-Zedeq king of Shalem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 21And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. 22And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto YHVH, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: 24Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
GENESIS 15 (KJV)
1After these things the word of YHVH came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 2And Abram said, YHVH God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damaseq? 3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4And, behold, the word of YHVH came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6And he believed in YHVH; and he counted it to him for righteousness. 7And he said unto him, I am YHVH that brought thee out of Ur, Kasdim, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8And he said, YHVH God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 10And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. 11And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. 12And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 13And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. 15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amori is not yet full. 17And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. 18In the same day YHVH made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Mizrayim unto the great river, the river Perat: 19The Qini, and the Qenizi, and the Qadmoni, 20And the Hiti, and the Perizzi, and the Rephaim, 21And the Amori, and the Kana’ani, and the Girgashi, and the Yebusi.
GENESIS 16:1-6, 15-16 (KJV)
1Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, a Mizrit, whose name was Hagar. 2And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, YHVH hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. 3And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Mizrit, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Kana’an, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. 4And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. 5And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: YHVH judge between me and thee. 6But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
15And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Yishmael to Abram.